How Do I Make Chocolate Shavings/curls?

Decorating By t4beatles Updated 18 Feb 2010 , 1:02am by catlharper

t4beatles Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:43pm
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Good morning all!

I am new to the site and just started getting more creative in the last few months.

I made a mocha frosting last night (coffe/chocolate) that turned out pretty good and then wanted to decorate it with chocolate shaved curls.

I searched the site and found some pictures that looked really neat!

I melted some dark and white chocolates, mixed and marbled them together in a plastic container and stuck it in the freezer to set up.

It said to use a vegetable peeler. So I tried this, many different way with 2 different peelers and even a cheese slicer. But this didn't give me the big curls like the picture showed. Instead I got mostly little shaved pieces.

I used them, and it' turned out ok but not nearly as nice as the pictures I saw.

What do you guys use to get the larger pretty curls of chocolate?

Thank you! Trish

2 replies
KHalstead Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:52pm
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you get bigger and prettier curls if your chocolate is slightly warm, not melty.....but the colder the chocolate the smaller the shavings.

Stick your chocolate under a lamp for a few minutes and try again.......you'll see a huge difference.

catlharper Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 1:02am
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Keep the chocolate at room temp and then warm it up (still in the package) with your body heat. It will soften the chocolate just a teeny bit and allow you to get good curls. I use bit fat pieces of chocolate for big wide curls and then I use the side of a chocolate bar for thin tighter curls.

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